Pedmore currently having a lockdown drill

As part of our standard fire drill, evacuation, lockdown and safety procedures we are currently staging a mock lockdown of the college site. This is a test and ensures that staff and students are familiar with the procedure and confident in the process. We will update this webpage as soon as the test procedure is complete.

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Solutions for the Planet - The Big Idea

On September 4th, Solutions for the Planet worked with our Year 9 presenting big issues from around the world and the students were tasked to devise solutions for them. A group of Year 9’s have developed their ideas further and are devising a business plan to launch their product/campaign for the “Big Idea” Competition. 

The Big idea PTC team and consultant The project is linked with international businesses, Brammer and Tarmac.  Mentors from these organisations  came into school every week to help our students develop their business plans and solutions. 

two students from the Big Idea team and Bramer employee
Our Big idea team talk to their Bramer mentor
The Big Idea sudents talking to Tarmac
Our team discusses their ideas with Tarmac mentors

The group worked tirelessly on their projects towards the March deadline when they submitted their plans.  We were delighted to announce that 3 out of our 4 teams were selected for a regional semi-final at the University of Wolverhampton on Thursday 12th May.  Our sucess didn't end there  - Reece Faulkner of PTC's Team Pulse won and he and his supporting team are now through to the final at Westminster Palace in London!   For full information on the Big Idea go to